Daily Border Bulletin- Research center studies legal cross-border issues, Chicago and D.C. against Secure Communities

Daily Border Bulletin is up! Stories of today include:

University of Houston creates research center for Mexico-U.S. law- The state of cross-border legal services between the United States and Mexico is the subject of the first research project of the new Center for U.S. and Mexican Law at the University of Houston Law Center.

Chicago Mayor proposes to bar immigration status checks- Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said he would propose an ordinance that would bar police officers from turning over undocumented immigrants to federal agents if the immigrants do not have serious criminal convictions or outstanding criminal warrants.

D.C. approves bill against Secure Communities- In a unanimous vote, the D.C. Council approved a bill on Tuesday that will limit the ability of the federal government to enforce immigration laws by restricting the circumstances in which individuals can be held in the custody of local law enforcement at the request of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement